More Blake – Tiriel – 2
September 25, 2018
Allen Ginsberg on William Blake’s “Tiriel” continues A different sort of indication that Blake wrote with the condition of the British Empire in mind is the source of the names.  Apparently there’s a book by Cornelius Agrippa, Occult Philosophy, from which the “Tiriel” name is taken, and from that it is the[…]
The 1973 Glasgow Review Interview
July 1, 2017
We featured here last week, Allen’s interview in 1973 in Scottish International. Featured today is a companion piece from The Glasgow Review  (drawing from the same press conference).  The piece was initially titled “Of Burns and Watergate” (referring to the two main topics). Interviewer;[…]
Studs Terkel Interviews Allen Ginsberg, 1976 – part one
May 13, 2017
We’ve already featured the classic 1959 Studs Terkel  WFMT radio interview with Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky and Gregory Corso in seven sections – here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. We also featured Allen and Philip Glass on Studs Terkel’s show in 1990 – here and here We’ll[…]
Expansive Poetics – 84 – Out-take – Nixon’s Paranoia
July 15, 2014
So, a quick  “outtake” today, or “digression” (from our recent transcription (from 1981) of Allen, speaking  of the bureaucratic complicity and the institutionalized paranoia of the (Stalinist) Russian police state – “No hope Communism, No hope Capitalism” – He couldn’t help but point out its the American equivalent[…]
Kissinger Tapes
February 10, 2009
This is old news by now, but pleasantly amusing and so quintessential Ginsberg that it was crying out to be our launch story. At Senator Eugene McCarthy‘s suggestion, Allen has called Kissinger in order to arrange a conversation between among others, civil rights activist[…]